Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022

Job Description

Summary

Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine

The Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Maine Medical Center serves as the principal academic, clinical and administrative leader for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and is accountable for the development and maintenance of efficient and effective clinical operations of the Department’s 15 divisions, promotion of collaborative work relationships, professional development and wellness initiatives across the Department.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced physician and administrative leader to assume leadership of an incredibly qualified and talented group of sub-specialized physicians and CRNAs in a growing academic environment.  The Chair will guide the expansion of Maine Medical Center’s surgical platform and lead a department that is well supported by the organization and enhanced by its collaboration with Spectrum Healthcare Partners.

Maine Medical Center (MMC) is part of an integrated health care system, MaineHealth, which includes 9 hospitals, home health, Maine Behavioral Health and NorDx Laboratories.  The Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine reports to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at MMC and is expected to collaborate with MMC’s Chief Academic Officer, MaineHealth’s CMO, and the CMO of the MaineHealth Medical Group.  This will require working relationships with MMC’s Department Chairs, MMC’s Graduate Medical Education leadership and MMC’s Undergraduate Medical Education leadership.

This position requires a dynamic, compassionate physician and administrative leader with experience in the growth of a program in a similarly complex organization.  The successful candidate will be an advocate for the clinicians, students, staff and patients; will support and foster a diverse and inclusive environment; and be committed to mentoring and training the next generation of providers.

The Chair is expected to focus the majority of their professional effort (0.6 FTE) on administrative tasks, but will also be expected to hold a clinical role (0.4 FTE) within the Department.

Qualifications:
  • Substantial (7+ years) progressive clinical and administrative leadership experience
  • Academic credentials appropriate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor preferred
  • Demonstrated high level leadership skills with proven ability to cultivate collaboration and build consensus across diverse clinical and administrative stakeholders, and across organizational boundaries
  • Experience mentoring and developing junior faculty and recruiting diverse trainees, staff and faculty
  • Knowledge of healthcare operations, hospital administration and strategic planning
  • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies
  • Commitment to fostering and advancing a collaborative, respectful and equitable environment where learners, staff, and clinicians can thrive in an ever-changing global community
  • Board certification in Anesthesiology
  • Licensed or eligible for medical licensing in Maine

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

The Portland Community:
A historic seacoast city situated on the Atlantic Ocean, Portland boasts a multitude of arts and cultural attractions, nationally acclaimed restaurants and a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities.  Located two hours north of Boston, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small town friendliness.  Portland is consistently voted one of the top spots in America to raise a family and was named in the top 10 of best places to live and first in safest places to live by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.  It also is renowned as a food destination.

The region provides a variety of living options from the more urban environment of Portland, suburban living with strong public schools and short commutes, to island and rural settings throughout the area.  It is viewed as an environmentally conscious place to live having been named a top green city of its size.

The region is home to several top notch colleges and universities as well as minor league sports teams.  The busiest airport in the state is located only a few miles from downtown Portland, which allows for easy and convenient travel to and from Maine.

To Apply:
Please send 1) a letter of interest including key leadership experiences and 2) a curriculum vitae to Maggie McGauley, Executive and Provider Recruiter, at maggie.mcgauley@mainehealth.org.
 
 

Additional Information

Additional Information
MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.